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Do you have an idea for a new book or book series on a materials-related topic? What about journals? Is there a materials topic that is underrepresented, or shows exceptional potential for growth within the MRS publications portfolio? If you have a suggestion for a new publication, or are looking for “just the right publisher” for your new book, then contact Betsy Fleischer, Principal Development Editor for MRS, and share your thoughts.

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Why Publish With MRS?

Because the Materials Research Society does not just serve the materials community, we ARE the materials community.

  • The Materials Research Society is built on a culture of collaboration across disciplines, around the world, and from science to applications. MRS publications embrace such diverse thought and reflect a dynamic community.
  • As not-for-profit organizations, MRS and our publishing partner, Cambridge University Press, share values in service to advancing materials science and education. Fair compensation for authors is balanced with product pricing accessible to the community.
  • We are selective and looking for pioneering print and electronic products for a global community of students, researchers and practitioners. A team of materials science leaders guides and assesses new grassroots product ideas versus MRS values, strategic objectives and the competitive environment.
  • MRS has materials science expertise and access to high-quality scientific editorial talent. We are interdisciplinary and connected to the relevant leading-edge materials communities.
  • In partnership with Cambridge University Press, we offer international excellence in scholarly publishing, with editorial, production, marketing and sales teams all held to the highest standards.
  • The MRS/Cambridge collaboration brings with it an immediate reader/subscriber base of more than 14,500 MRS members and over 2,500 academic, industrial and government libraries worldwide—providing unparalleled and targeted scope, reach and impact.
In this MRS TV interview from the 2013 MRS Fall Meeting, Richard Vaia, former chair of the MRS New Publications Products Subcommittee, discusses MRS' publishing partnership with Cambridge University Press.

The MRS/Cambridge University Press Partnership

MRS print and electronic publications have long been a staple of the R&D community, providing a vast collection of high-quality information on critical, cutting-edge materials research. From our earliest publications—MRS Bulletin, Journal of Materials Research (JMR) and the MRS Symposium Proceedings Series—to the newer MRS Advances, MRS Communications and MRS Energy & Sustainability, the goal has always been to identify and respond to the evolving needs of the materials community.

Our partnership with Cambridge University Press reinforces our commitment to increasing the accessibility of the current MRS suite of publications and to building a broader and more global communications portfolio. Together, we are developing innovative new journals, books, book series, online products and other resources encompassing the full range of materials science and engineering. Together, we share a dedication to high-quality content and editorial integrity. And together, we believe in providing professional, sustained, enthusiastic and prompt support throughout the publication process—from concept to distribution.